Thursday, November 26

Day: September 26, 2020

President Trump Unveils His “America First” Health Care Plan
DC Patriot

President Trump Unveils His “America First” Health Care Plan

by the DC Patriot President Donald Trump signed multiple executive orders on Thursday in North Carolina which will include his “America First” health care plan. The announcement was confirmed by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administration Seema Verna, and Domestic Policy Council Director Brooke Rollins. Check out what the Daily Caller reported: All three claimed that the plan will fulfill three core tenets: lowering costs for patients, presenting them with more care options and increasing the quality of care offered.Azar noted that the executive orders make it the official policy of the United States that insurers must offer coverage to all Americans with pre-existing conditions, even if the Supreme Court stri...
What is a “Libertarian-Conservative”? Part 2
The Future of Freedom Foundation

What is a “Libertarian-Conservative”? Part 2

by Jacob G. Hornberger In my blog post yesterday, I referred to a New York Times op-ed by Steven Calabresi, who refers to himself as a hyphenated conservative, specifically a “libertarian-conservative.” A big problem, as I pointed out, is that neither Calabresi nor the Times defines what a “libertarian-conservative” is. I pointed out how the big influx of disenchanted conservatives into the libertarian movement has adversely affected the movement, especially by inducing libertarians to adopt the reform-oriented mindset of conservatives. That’s why so many libertarians have abandoned any hope of a genuinely free society and have made peace with the notion that the welfare-welfare state is here to stay as a permanent feature of American life. Thus the liber...
Bigger Problem Underlies Supreme Court Fight
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Bigger Problem Underlies Supreme Court Fight

by Mike Maharrey Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last week, opening up a spot on the Supreme Court even as election day looms. The fight over her replacement is already heating up. But there’s a far bigger problem underlying the battle over which politically connected lawyer sits on the Court next.Regardless, let the political theater begin. I’m already enjoying watching Republicans do rhetorical gymnastics to explain the difference between blocking Obama’s nominee during an election year and rushing a Trump nomination during this election year. “This is different!” Yes. Whatever. Here’s the thing — it doesn’t really matter. As I explained recently, you shouldn’t be depending on federal judges to protect your liberty or the Constitution. They aren’t committed t...
Harvard Survey: Only Seven Percent Of Incoming Students Identify As Conservative
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Harvard Survey: Only Seven Percent Of Incoming Students Identify As Conservative

by Jonathan Turley We have been discussing the rising intolerance for conservative, libertarian, and Republican students and faculty on campuses across the country. Faculties rarely hire conservative or libertarian professors; journals rarely publish studies from conservative authors. As the number of conservative faculty members diminish or disappear on faculties, schools appear to be carrying out the same bias in student admissions. The Harvard Crimson has finished its annual survey of the incoming class of students and found that the already small population of conservative and Republican students has been cut by roughly half. The Crimson survey covered over 76 percent of the Harvard College Class of 2024 and found that the class contained 72.4 percent who self-identify...
Why Don’t Libertarians Call for Restoring a Republic?
The Future of Freedom Foundation

Why Don’t Libertarians Call for Restoring a Republic?

by Jacob G. Hornberger One of the most notable aspects of the libertarian movement is the dearth of articles, books, and speeches calling for the dismantling of America’s national-security state and the restoration of our nation’s founding governmental system of a limited-government republic. If you have any doubts about this assertion, just take a close look at all the libertarian books that have been published in the last five years. Or watch the speeches and interviews that libertarians deliver. Or the many libertarian articles, both on the Internet and the mainstream press. You will notice that virtually none of them ever call for dismantling the Pentagon, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, and the NSA, all of which are the principal components of America’s national-se...
Biblical Origins of Human Government
Libertarian Christians

Biblical Origins of Human Government

by Dr. Norman Horn This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of Christ in the 1800s. Learn more about Lipscomb’s background here and here, and see other references to him on LCI here. The series is titled “The Church of Christ and World-Powers”, and it was also originally published as a series of 18 articles in The Gospel Advocate in 1866. (To read from the beginning of the series, start here.) Lipscomb continues here building a biblical case against “human governments”, which we at LCI would term “the state.” Many of my own observations about the origin of the state are inspired by Lipscomb’s explanation of Babel and Babylon. Lipscomb makes a particularly interes...
Mises and Moral Relativism
Mises Insitute

Mises and Moral Relativism

by David Gordon I heard several days ago from my friend Larry Beane that people in Walter Block’s seminar who had been reading Theory and Historywondered whether Mises is a moral relativist. As I’ll try to show, the answer depends on what you mean by “moral relativist,” but in the way the term is usually understood in contemporary philosophy, he isn’t. I’d like to dedicate this article to the memory of Leo Beane, an outstanding young man of great character and intelligence who was not a moral relativist. When Mises talks about any question in philosophy, a fundamental rule should be kept in mind. His primary objective is always to defend the free market against any doctrine that can be used to attack it. For example, he criticizes the logical positivists, because their view of ...
WATCH! Biden Melts Down After Reporter Asks About His Son’s Dirty Dealings
DC Patriot

WATCH! Biden Melts Down After Reporter Asks About His Son’s Dirty Dealings

by the DC Patriot Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden didn’t react positively to a devastating Senate report that was released on Wednesday detailing his son Hunter’s dirty dealings while good old Joe was Obama’s vice president. In a response to a reporter’s question on revelations that Biden the younger received money from the wife of a former mayor of Moscow and that he sent money to people connected to human sex trafficking, lunchbucket Joe melted down. https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1308820740477726723?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1308820740477726723%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedcpatriot.com%2Fwatch-biden-melts-down-after-reporter-asks-about-his-sons-dirty-dealings%2F It’s understandable that Biden is a bit sensiti...
Yes, YouTube Has Censored the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You Won’t Believe Why!
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Yes, YouTube Has Censored the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You Won’t Believe Why!

by Daniel McAdams As many of you have already heard, YouTube (owned by Google, with deep roots in the deep state), inexplicably removed our Ron Paul Liberty Report from 23 September, titled "Covid Whistleblowers Expose Narrative As 'Total Fraud,'" and officially delivered a "warning" to the Ron Paul Liberty Report You Tube channel. They claimed in the notice that the program, which you can watch for yourself here, violated their "community guidelines" regarding "spam, deceptive practices, and scams." We are in danger of having our entire channel removed if we continue in these prohibited activities, they warned.  Please watch the program for yourself and attempt to identify where any of these three violations took place. Dr. Paul sent an appeal asking for spec...